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are securing our homeland or spending taxpayer dollars on defense those ought to be supporting u.s. jobs. wisconsin builds ships. we are on the great lakes. wisconsin@).s"s engines and components for naval ships, coast guardships we need buy america policies also. >> you are supporting higher tariffs on boats, ships and steel you have a more aggressive trade policy that makes it harder to import things is the way to create jobs here? >> no, when there's cheating going on it needs to be corrected. because if we don't have a level playing field how can we compete? you have billions of dollars of subsidies being given to what they are claiming is free enterprise in china. that is not a level playing field. it's hurting wisconsin jobs and closing wisconsin plants. it's happening elsewhere in the country. we need a level playing field. >> farmers in wisconsin export to china do they agree with you? >> i don't think they have any problems in tariffs on paper products. >> i am asking if they are afraid that china will slap on their products? >> we need fair rules and we need to be tougher in th
hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> robert reich is now a professor at uc-berkeley his latest book is called "beyond outrage." he joins us from berkeley pier reagan >> thank you for having me. >> on friday of this week we expect jobs numbers to come out. next wave we are waiting for official poverty numbers to be released. there is a link between poverty and joblessness, but what is your sense of what the nation ought to expect with jobs numbers and poverty numbers on top of each other? >> we are slowly coming out of the recession. recovery is not what it needs to be, and poverty is moving upward. we continue to be the richest country in the world. now there is no reason we should have so many americans jobless or in poverty or both. >> we are hearing so much about poverty or jobs. why so much from either side about poverty? >> this is nothing new. our politicians do not generally speak about poverty, beca
in america." ( cheers and applause ) >> u.s.a.! u.s.a.! u.s.a.! >> and after a decade of decline, this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. and now you have a choice. we can get more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plant and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. ( cheers and applause ) we can help big factories and small businesses double their exports, and if we choose this path, we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. you can make that happen. you can choose that future. you can choose the path where we can control more of our own energy. we raise fuel standardses so by the middle of the next decade, car asks trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. ( applause ) we have doubled our use of renewable energy and thousands of americans have jobs today building wind turbines and long-lasting batteries. in the last year alone, we cut oil imports by one million barrels a day, more than any
with the former u.s. secretary of labor, robert reischauch. king had that said there is right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions arena, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy rude wuf we have. welcome you to the live coverage of the 2012 democratic national convention. so we begin the democratic party turns to make its case to the american voters. tonight's program will emphasize the major themes of president obama's reselection campaign captured by firstç lady michele obamaç and we'll bailiff you tt with -- bring you that with other speeds. >san antonio mayor julio castro plus other major speeches tonight. on-line you can find our 24 hour live stream coverage events inside and outside the hall. >> ifill: let's get started right down to the floor to ray suarez who will be with us tonight and the rest
shot on the galaxy s3. in communities across the country. whether it's supporting a delaware nonprofit that's providing training and employment opportunities, investing in the revitalization of a neighborhood in the bronx, or providing the financing to help a beloved san diego bakery expand, what's important to communities across the country is important to us. and we're proud to work with all of those who are creating a stronger future for everyone. >> also on the program is chicago mayor ron eman well. >> you remember the fear and uncertainty that seized our country. he looked me in the eye with that look he usually reserved just for his chief of staff. we were sent here to tackle all of them. not choose between them. two wars and a great recession all at the same time. if it existed, i would have found it. each crisis was so deep. any one of them would have defined another presidency. we faced a one in a jens ration moment in ameran history and fortunately for all of us, we have a once in a generation president. [ applause ] and in those uncharted waters, i saw where the president f
mean it's just like the romney campaign is striving to get into the 30's or upper 30's in the latino votes hoping to make a dent. so the other side of that judy, the white male vote which the democrats have to get a percentage of. they can't write it off or somehow disregard it. >> ifill: we just heard just leaving the statement right now is the mayor of charlotte, anthony quinn of the host city but now we're going to go to the floor and listen to senate majority leader, harry reid of nevada.çç [crowd cheering] >> my name is harry reid. [crowd cheering] >> majority leader of the united states senate. i'm the senator from sensual --h light, nevada it's my pleasure to speak about barack obama a man who has brought character to the presidency. his strength of character leads him to do the right thing even when it isn't the easy thing. some studies shouldn't save detroit but president obama made the stuff and right call to save more than a million american jobs in an important iconic industry. [crowd cheering] some studies should move heaven and earth to get bin laden but president
century. tonight, he's a bridge because the 1990s are per seened to be the last really happy decade since american history was scarred by 9/11 and the great recession. so there's a retrospective cast to the campaign, one of the slogans is forward. >> let's hear what donna brazile has to say about that. >> as you know, bill clinton say beloved figure in the democratic party. he rebuilt the democratic party. he built the bridge to the future and tonight, he's going to talk about all the steps we must take to move the country forward. >> one thing we've heard from the democrats today, bill clinton can talk about the past and the economy and to clear the way for barack obama for the future tomorrow night. >> i think he's going to play part professor, he's going to give some sense of history of what's happened over the last 15 years. his presidency, obama's presidency and what he might do. and there's a great sense of irony here to me, you have somebody who was beaten by barack obama, his wife and now is supposed to prop up barack obama in the course of his re-election. >> one of the other thi
until the u.s. cabinet and on the united states supreme court. [cheers and applause] we've come so far. we've come so far. so why are we having to fight in 2012 against politicians who want to end access to birth control? it's like we woke up on a bad episaid of -- episode of "madmen." because when mitt romney says will get rid of planned parenthood and turn the clock back on a century of progress, it has real quoanses for the three million patients who commend demand on planned parenthood. women like libby bruce who you just heard from or brandy mckay, a 27-year-old woman whose stage two breast cancer was caught at a planned parenthood health center and thank god she's now cancer free. [cheers and applause] or the woman who went on facebook after paul ryan voted to defund planned parenthood and posted, well, i guess they don't understand that us military wives go to planned patienthood when the doctor on base can't see us. [cheers and applause] so mr. romney and mr. ryan are campaigning for women's votes by saying that women need their help. okay. this is coming from two men who are c
back in the '90s. >> it is. welfare reform was his baby. it was something he was very proud of. it was a bipartisan achievement. and i think bill clinton more than anyone else can say president obama's not trying to undo what i did. he's trying to make it a little bit more flexible and allow states to find different ways to create jobs. so he can say the romney campaign is wrong on welfare reform. one kind of interesting thing about welfare reform, wolf, is you look back on it and read an awful lot about president obama as he matured politically. originally he wasn't a huge fan of the president's welfare reform plan when it got passed in the congress. now, of course, he is. and it sort of helps show you the way that president obama himself has changed as a politician over the years. >> that's what politicians do. they evolve. >> sometimes we call it flip-flopping. sometimes we call it evolving. >> trying to be polite. this clinton/obama relationship has intrigued a lot of folks, including me especially. but give us a little of your take on what this relationship is all about. t
two people, national political figure, democrats, whose approval ratings are in the 60s. it's a no-brainer to get this guy on his team. >> funny. clinton's right hand man was going to vote mitt romney. he furiously tenied this. it doesn't mean very much. >> what was strange, he wouldn't deny it to me. two democrats very, very knowledgeable about this told me he regularly says he's going to vo for mitt romney. when i asked bends to go on the record and dispute this, he wouldn't do it. today after i understand some pressure from people in the clinton world he came out and said that he does support president obama. >> you're standing 100% by your story? >> standing by the fact that two democrats said he said this and he would not deny -- would not go on the record with a response to me. >> thank you all. >> thanks. >>> next, democrats on the attack. i'll talk with the chairwoman of the dnc, debbie wasserman schultz. [ male announcer ] if you believe the mayan calendar, on december 21st polar shifts will reverse the earth's gravitational pull and hurtle us all into space. which would r
job and education. newark is going through the biggest era of economic development since the 1950's. i'm not here to bash my governor. i'm here to go back to new jersey on friday and work with him. when it becomes an election season if i choose to run -- if i choose to run, which say huge if then we'll leave politics for that season. i'm interested in progress and working with people. >> woodruff: the mayor of newark, new jersey cory booker. we're pleased to have you with us. great to see you thank thank you very much woonch we've been competing with a group i guess it's ledisi. you can clear that up. >> reporter: i'm on the floor with he had markey one -- ed markey. nobody calls massachusetts a battleground state but how much could turnout for the top of ticket drive what is a critical senatorial race? >> the turnout in massachusetts is going to go off the charts. we're on obama loving state. once people cast that vote for obama to set the course for another four years, thinks to going to auger for elizabeth warren very well. i think there's going to be a lot of momentum in her direct
. >> yes. ironically, he's giving them no worser deal than bill clinton gave them back to the mid-30s, high-30s for the top bracket. reasonable taxation. just taxation many of us believe. and nothing worse than bill clinton. it's interesting how bill sold it better than obama has. >> that's exactly right. chris, i want to bring in chuck todd from inside the convention hall. he's been reporting earlier this evening when there was a changed sort of unexpected and sudden change to the party platform after some criticism of changes the democrats made this year. what do you know? >> look, it was a little bit of a back track. and the way the story is unfolding now is apparently president obama wanted to personally intercede in this. here's what happened. the new party platform had no mention of the word god and had taken out a phrase that had been in the democratic party platform for the last couple of cycles. stating that jerusalem was to be -- that the support of jerusalem as the capital of israel. overnight republicans had been making hay about this. and apparently the president was very upset
think about the partisan wars of the '90s, the fact that bill clinton is now the democratic party's best person to talk to independent voters, it just shows you that, you know, everything -- everything can come around and become new again. it is amazing when you think back of what '97 to '99 was like in american politics. as polarized, frankly, as we are today, and it's that president that is now the guy that can probably speak better to independent voters than any national leader in any party. >> that's right, and on the point ed was making talking about democracy not being a blood sport, that was a riff when president obama talked about the partnership between hillary clinton and barack obama, showing that democracy does not have to be a blood sport, it can be an honorable enterprise, taking hillary's supporters into the cabinet, picking hillary herself, talking about even within the democratic party, there being a sort of bridge of respectful willingness to work together. that was the way he broadened it out from talking about working with republicans. >> reporter: think about who cou
line, infinite possibilities. in 2009, the u.s. took home over 75 medals in athletic competitions. today our students rank 25th in the world in math. there's no medal for that. let's get america back on track. the more we invest in teachers, the better our students will perform. let's solve this. in communities across the country. whether it's supporting a delaware nonprofit that's providing training and employment opportunities, investing in the revitalization of a neighborhood in the bronx, or providing the financing to help a beloved san diego bakery expand, what's important to communities across the country is important to us. and we're proud to work with all of those who are creating a stronger future for everyone. >>> look around you, everyone. this has been the most diverse, most inclusive convention ever held anywhere in the united states of america! a convention not just of symbolism, but of substance. this is the first time that a major party platform recognizes marriage equality as a basic human right! >> the los angeles mayor, who is also the chair of the 2012 democrat
the american people know who is responsible for this gridlock. it is congress. and the u.s. senate, with mitch mcconnell on day one saying i am not going to cooperate. we're going to start the re-election on day one, we're just going to be the party of no. i think we know where to turn. >> governor, appreciate your time, as always. anderson, you get a sense, a very colorful guy, ohio going to have to rename it now the big kahuna. >> we'll see what ohio has to say about that. we'll have a lot more from john and the magic ball throughout the night tonight. come up, we'll hear from former president jimmy carter and a special tribute to former senator ted keen kennedy. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. turn to senokot-s tablets. senokot-s has a natural vegetable laxative ingredient plus the comfort of a stool softener for gentle, overnight relief of occasional constipation. go
to it. you have this sense that that aspect of loyalty in s in part -- he's excited to be part of the historic moment. he believes he has a voice in it and he believes this president is someone who shares his sort of inherent world view of who the american people are. >> he had rough patch patches, but you saw all the great traits when he's going to be in vfw halls, be in pennsylvania, be in ohio. tried really hard. gave testimony. but there's only one speech that counts tonight. that's the next one. >> i want to bring reverend al sharpton in on this. you're in charlotte there in front of an enthusiastic crowd out there. what were you looking for from joe biden? what do you think he added if anything tonight? >> well, i think -- you know, i've dealt with the president and vice president since they've been in before. i think the real thing that joe biden brings aside from all this being said about his appeal to the lunch bucket kind of democrat is here's a guy that ran against barack obama in the democratic primaries. they both came to my convention. i remember when they were op
that big convention speech as a springboard to this, a big victory in the election and a changed map of u.s. presidential politics. as he speaks tonight, here's the challenge. it's a different climate. a much tougher map. still, advantage obama. all nine of our tossup states, states he carried four years ago, anderson. >> saving some of the most show-stopping performances for tonight. wolf blitzer is closer to the action on the floor. wolf, take it away. >> these delegates, anderson, are getting ready to see some big-name political stars like caroline kennedy. also some hollywood stars like scarlett johansson and our own cnn correspondents as well are joining us. brianna keilar. john berman. kate boulden. they are all down on this arena floor. also our candy crowley is stationed above the podium where the president and vice president will give big speeches tonight. >> we've heard what's previously been reported. the president wanting to lay out some specific goals. some promises, if you will. but as someone once said, high expectations are a heavy burden. you'll also hear the president acco
. i think we'll probably hear a lot about the 1990s but not about the last four years. because you cannot make the case that people are better off than they were four years ago. look, bill clinton did a lot of good bipartisan things. he gave us welfare reform. president obama is watering it down. we haven't had a budget reform with president obama. >> by some of the criteria you're laying down at barack obama's feet, would you say america was a worse-off country economically at the end of eight years of president bush than it was under bill clinton? >> look, barack obama inherited a very difficult situation when he came to office. no two ways about that. any fair assessment of his record needs to take that into account, piers. the problem is, president obama made it worse. we've had 42 months of unemployment above 8%. nearly one in six americans are living in poverty today. we have 23 million people struggling to find work a result of bad policies coming from this administration. and so i think what president obama is basically offering is four more years of the same. that's what h
are interested in, think it's funny and what is resonant. >> on twitter knowing that the g.o.p.'s nominee actually pays his taxes. this is not a difficult one to rip on. one thing that cenk mentioned earlier on, the most retreated moment of the rnc is "this seat's taken" photo of barack obama after clint eastwood's nonemonologue to an empty chair. >> they can be funny on twitter but they have to convert those who are retweeting and those who will donate and vote. there were two links. one to see this beautiful vote of him behind, and the other to take them right to their campaign page, get to you sign up and donate. >> they've been very good announcing they've had 3.1 new donors. jennifer, back to you. >> jennifer: i'm hoping what we can hear a little bit we've got nancy pelosi surrounded by these great women from congress. can we open that and listen to a little bit of what is going on? >> and we have work to do. [applause] american's women still just make $0.77 for every dollar that men earn and it's even tougher for women of color. >> jennifer: what's interesting is that you're going t
opportunities for every american. 's are called to give america's working families a fighting chance. we are called to build something solid so the next generation can build something better. so let me ask you, letu, lethis? [ cheers and applause ] >> are you ready to fight for good jobs and a strong middle class? are you ready to work for a level playing field? are you ready to give another generation of americans that we can build a better country and a newer world? joe biden is ready. barack obama is ready. . am ready. you are ready. thank you. god bless america. >> pelley: elizabeth warren, candidate for the united states senate, hoping to unseat the republican in massachusetts. if the, three minutes from now we will hear from former president clinton. now, president clinton made his first appearance as the arkansas governor at the 1988 democratic national convention in atlanta when the democrats nominated michael dukakis, his speech went famously bad. it went on for 33 minutes and there were delegates in the crowd who were actually yelling, wrap it up and when he said, and in con
, the consumer champion who is now a candidate for the u.s. senate in massachusetts is also speaking, and a lot of other very interesting speakers that you'll be hearing about. i'm here, of course, with governor eliot spitzer in his home studio, where we're located. cenk uygur, of the founder and host of the "the young turks." two-term michigan governor jennifer granholm, host of the war room with jennifer granholm, and john fugelsang noted commentator and comedian who will soon have a show on current. we're happy to be bringing you coverage and common tear on commentary on the proceedings tonight. we welcome you in the discussion by way of twitter and we'll go to cenk to tell folks how that works. >> cenk: we have the most unique coverage in the nation of these conventions. not only do we have an unbelievable panel and it's been an amazing two weeks covering the convention with this panel. we also have the twitter feed so you can get a bird's-eye view of everything that is happening at the convention from all the different ankle angles. main street pundits media liberals conservatives a speech
and we faison slaught of some of the most complicated and international challenges to confront any u.s. president in modern times. it is up to all of us to make sure that the american people understand exactly what is at stake. and at risk in this election. with president obama in oval office we can make good progress towards becoming a fairer, stronger, more prosperous america. and a nation adjusted to changing and challenging times, hold it true to unchanging principles. a leader among the community of nations. next month, god willing, i will enter the 88th year of my life. and one month later, we will enter a voting booth in our hometown of plains and cast another vote for barack obama and joe biden who will do so with a confidence and conviction that they understand challenges and difficult choices that face our nation and our people and all people of the world in the years ahead. one thing i have learned over my lifetime is as a submarine officer, president, and as leader of the center is that the biggest challenges and problems that that we face don't live -- lends themselves to
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on it, but it is on the heels of the run-up that we have in the u.s. markets today. the european markets are going to simulate this. that could be a significant development tomorrow. virtually all the markets that are open in the vicinity of 1.5 to 2% that china is going to follow up and do all it can to stimulate infrastructure spending. that could be on the heels of a very strong market performance today. by the way, the dow jones up more than 230 points. the s&p 500 at the highest level in four years. do not be surprised if the president actually throws that back in wall street and saving bash me all you want. under my stewardship, you've doubled your money. more from charlotte after this. ♪ [ slap! ] [ slap! sp! slap! slap! ] ow! [ male announcer ] when your favorite foods fight you, fight back fast with tums smoothies. so fast and smooth, you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tutums [ male announcer ] tums smoothies. neil: you are watching senator john kerry. eight years ago at the convention that nominated him, he chose barack obama to deliver the keynote address. it w
committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: all right, please welcome david barber to the program, the noted author and furious at the center for the philanthropy and civil society at the university of new york. he is also the founder of interdependent state. it celebrates its 10th anniversary in l.a., and he joins us from new york. it is good to have you on the program. >> thank you, tavis. good to be here. tavis: the democrats in charlotte and republicans in tampa, where u.s. public policy is concerned, talk to me about what you have heard over these past two weeks and why not of it sounds to me like we are going to be working together over the next few months. >> well, i am afraid last week and particularly even this week, there is a lot about what america is going to do, but the reality is, we live in a world that it is not going to be the american century or the chinese century. it will be the global century altogether. we live in a world
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there? >> certainly the great 1930s speech that franklin roosevelt gave. that one in the midst of the great depression when it was so dark. he had to give that speech. certainly roosevelt later having to give speeches. there's no president who had a tougher time ever than abraham lincoln in 1840 -- 1864 when he gave perhaps the greatest speech until martin luther king gave his speech in '63. that was the second inaugural when he talked about the war on which all else depends. and today it's on the economy on which all else depends. he knows that. no matter what words he speaks tonight, it's on the economy of which all else depends. he's going to have to hope people see hope before november. >> i want to go to chuck todd now thinking about what the president is going to have in mind and what the president is going to try to achieve with this speech. what do we know? >> a couple things. one thing that may be on his mind is a number that the rest of us will find out tomorrow at 8:30 in the morning. that is the all important jobs number. the way it works for those wondering is his
than losing jobs when the bush recession came upon us. we're doing better, we had 29 mops in s in -- months in a rowf positive job correction in private sector, in our state we recovered 70% of the jobs we lost in bush recession, but we have more jobs to recover. especially if we get to net growth. neil: recession, you might be right, but, does it get old? do you think -- we know bush, and he is evil and all that. >> i am so tired of this recession, the aim of damage done -- amount of damage done by policies of bush administration, to our country, you -- i think you will hear president clinton speak about the huge task we have before us. many are expanding, we have 29 months in a row, private sector job creation -- >> if you want to say it is bush's fault that is fine. >> do you think it was not? >> there were a lot of hands in the pot, not like democrats were clueless coconspirators. >> i think that policies, that drove our nation into recession were policies that came to roost, with the bush administration and continued after. >> let's assume you are right -- here they go wit
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